laxation

noun

lax·​a·​tion lak-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce laxation (audio)
: a bowel movement
the danger of absorption of toxic amounts of mercury if laxation does not occur after taking calomelUnited States Dispensatory, 27th ed.

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“Laxation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/laxation. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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